The most important thing for the Houston Texans right now, is that quarterback Deshaun Watson comes back 100 percent from his knee injury.
While it’s unfortunate that Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson had his season cut short due to a torn ACL, the good news is that he didn’t suffer extensive damage to his knee.
We’ve seen players like Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings suffer really nasty knee injuries and their futures are uncertain.
Right now it also sounds like Watson’s rehab is going well.
While talking to the media on Wednesday, Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien said that Watson seems to be doing very well with his rehab.
"“Good. He’s in there every day. Good spirits. Certainly I’m not a doctor, but everything looks good. It’s trending upwards.”"
My guess is that we won’t be seeing Watson participate in the Texans’ offseason minicamps and practices out of precaution. But he should be healthy and ready to go for training camp, since he’ll be nine months removed from the injury by then.
With this being Watson’s second ACL injury, he tore his other ACL during his college career at Clemson University, I wonder if he’ll decide to wear a brace on one or both of his knees.
Of course wearing one or two braces would limit Watson’s mobility, but it would help keep him healthy and minimize his chances of getting injured again. I’m sure it’s something that he’ll think about over the course of the next several months.
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